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EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Hocanın: “Our Worldwide Success is a Big Source of Pride for The TRNC”

EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Hocanın: “Our Worldwide Success is a Big Source of Pride for The TRNC”
Published Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın released a statement about the rise of EMU to the 501-600 band in the World University Rankings announced by Times Higher Education (THE), the UK-based publisher of university rankings widely referenced in the world.

Expressing that they are proud of being the first and only university achieving such a remarkable success in the history of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Prof. Dr. Hocanın said “Despite the general decline experienced all over the world and the fact that there are 136 new universities added to the list, our University has moved from the 801-1000 band up to the 501-600 band with a great rise of 300 ranks. Among Turkish universities, our university has outranked universities such as Bilkent, Hacettepe, ITU, and METU and moved from the 8th rank to 2nd, taking its well-deserved place in the same band with Koç and Sabancı Universities. As in every year, our university has once again ranked first in the TRNC. Across the island of Cyprus, EMU has been placed in the same band with the Cyprus University of Technology and now appears in the second place after the University of Cyprus. EMU, which appeared in the 601-800 band in the 2018 and 2019 rankings, regressed to the 801-1000 band in the 2020 and 2021 rankings. EMU's placement in the 501-600 band in the 2022 rankings and this significant rise worldwide is an indication that we are on the right track, and is also a source of great pride for the entire TRNC.”

EMU Is Among the World’s Top 600 Universities

“Our Strongest Areas are International Outlook and Citations”

Stating that the universities included in the list are evaluated according to the criteria of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook, Prof. Dr. Hocanın pointed out that the areas where EMU excels are international outlook and citations. Saying that “We are a strong proof that education does not recognise embargoes in our embargoed country.”, Prof. Dr. Hocanın emphasized that the publications made by expert scientists amongst EMU staff also contributed greatly to this success.

“I Extend My Most Sincere Appreciation and Gratitude to the EMU Family”

Noting that EMU, a state university, provides quality education, Prof. Dr. Hocanın added “As a university, we play a key role in education, research and community services. EMU is one of the most important institutions in the field of higher education and proves this with its accreditations as well as its academic, scientific and social achievements. I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to all members of the EMU Family who have contributed to this success. We will continue to work with all our strength for the rapid rise and growth of our university.”